CUBATattooing History

Exploring Cuban art
5 July – 12 September, 2016

PAC Padiglione d’Arte Contemporanea presents CUBA. Tattooing History, an exhibition that explores Cuban art, both inside and outside the island, with the aim of reaching a correct understanding and knowledge of the country. A tale to design a map through art, the key to a unique and unprecedented reading that was once known as “other cultures”, and that today are rising on the international scene.
Today, Cuba much resembles a mythical place: it is an island that for more than five decades has survived and resisted hostility and strife. Cuba historically also represents a place of intersections and mutations: it is the metaphor for the encounter between cultures.
Hence, each individual artist displayed at the PAC will recount, through his or her works, the stages in a journey towards the island’s anthropological and ontological environment, with its magnificence and its poverty, its noise and its furore, its cultural, linguistic and mythical sides, its ideological currents and ethno-centric blindness. Visitors have the chance to immerse in an unique experience that lead them to discover the tension between ideology, the interior world of the artist, and social reality.